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Jan 11, 2018

By Susan Crawford

Ask 2 Lawyers a Question and Get 3 Opinions - Court of Appeal Creates Chaos in the Jurisprudence By Upholding Termination Provision

Over the last few years, the question of whether a termination provision in an employment contract is enforceable has received unprecedented attent...

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Dec 28, 2017

By Brian Silva

Employees May Bring Discrimination Complaints Against the Employees of a Different Employer, says Canada’s Highest Court

In a recent decision, Canada’s highest court reminded employers that human rights legislation is to be interpreted very broadly. So broadly, ...

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Dec 21, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

What is the Impact on Employers from the Decriminalization of Marijuana? Ontario rolls out framework with Bill 174

The Federal government’s legislation has been the centerpiece of the decriminalization of marijuana discussions; however, each province in Ca...

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Dec 19, 2017

By Shreya Patel

Bill 177 Receives Royal Assent On December 14, 2017 with Immediate Impacts to Employer Obligations Under The OHSA And WSIA

Bill 177- Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act made significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and to the Workpl...

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Dec 14, 2017

By Andrew Cogswell

To the surprise of NO ONE, using Vulgarity against a Co-worker even one time, was one time too many

A recent decision by Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has provided support for employers who act swiftly in terminating an employee who...

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Dec 7, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Ho! Ho! Hoping to Stay Out of Trouble? CCPartners’ Tips For a Safe and Fun Holiday Party!

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate your company’s successes in the last year...

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Nov 30, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Bill 148 Passes Last Hurdle with Further Significant Amendments Proclaimed into Law

Bill 148 – the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017.  This controversial legislation has b...

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Nov 28, 2017

By Rob Boswell

STRONGER, FAIRER ONTARIO ACT? Bill 177 Will Exponentially Increase Maximum Fines under OHSA and Broaden Mental Health Claims under WSIA

BS Good Letterhead (00054227.DOCX;1) On November 14, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Mea...

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Nov 23, 2017

By Shreya Patel

Is An Offer Of Employment by a Successor Employer Sufficient Consideration? Court of Appeal Says Yes!

The Ontario Court of Appeal in Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., ruled that a purchaser can vary some of the fundamental terms of an employee&...

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Nov 16, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

They Do Exist! Unionized Employers Do Have Management Rights – Just Be Careful How You Exercise Them

A recent case involving the Association of Justice Counsel was before the Supreme Court of Canada for a pronouncement on the exercise of management...

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Nov 9, 2017

By Brian Silva

Bill C-63 Creates New Scheduling Burdens for Federally Regulated Employers

A new Bill is gaining momentum that, if passed, will significantly affect the scheduling practices of federally regulated employers and will also...

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Nov 2, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Secret Recordings Condemned By Court in Wrongful Dismissal Case

Employment lawyers always stress the importance of documentation in employee matters. With the increasing use of technology both employers and empl...

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Oct 26, 2017

By Andrew Cogswell

Court Finds Expectation of Bonus Not Reasonable When Employee Not Actively Working

A properly drafted employment contract that determines an employee’s entitlements upon termination can reduce the likelihood of protracted li...

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Oct 19, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Policy

From the beginning, employers and unions have been on opposite sides of the debate over drug and alcohol testing in the workplace: employers place ...

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Oct 12, 2017

By Mike MacLellan

Bad Medicine: Arbitrator Upholds Termination of Drug-Addicted Nurse

An Ontario arbitrator has upheld the termination of a nurse, “SM”, on the basis that she was stealing narcotic drugs from her employer ...

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Oct 5, 2017

By Shreya Patel

No “Double Dipping” Where Trial Judge Awarded Moral Damages for Bad Faith Dismissal and Damages Based on Sexual Harassment

Charitable Donation - Algoma University Business Case Competition - Feb. 18, 2015 (00103142.DOCX;1) In Doyle v. Zochem the Ontario Court of Appeal ...

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Sep 28, 2017

By Susan Crawford

Court of Appeal Overturns Jail Time for Directors on Guilty Plea for OHSA Violations

Karen Fields of CCPartners was recently successful in an appeal on behalf of R. v. New Mex Canada Inc., B. Purba and R. Saini, in which fines from ...

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Sep 21, 2017

By Shreya Patel

Employers - Be Cautious When Dismissing Employees Where Ulterior Motives Involving Union Politics May Taint a Harassment Complaint

In a recent decision, Arbitrator Slotnick commended the employer for taking a hard line against sexual harassment but also criticized the employer ...

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Sep 14, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Back to Work: Liberals continue to Push Ahead with Bill 148

This past Monday it was back to work for the Ontario Government as the legislature resumed session. Over the course of the summer there had been co...

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